Showing posts from October, 2015

IamInfoSMART 2015: Reskilling and Upskilling Researchers Workshop

TheLibrariesinvites all faculty members and graduate students to participate in the Reskilling and Upskilling Researchers Workshop on 7 November 2015, Saturday, 9:00AM-11:30AM to be held at ​​Phinma E-Classroom, Room 303, Miguel Building. Said workshop will be facilitated by Ms. Willian SA Frias, Readers' Services Librarian and  Mr. Pio Salvador Ramon Omana of Elsevier Science and Technology.  ​​ Workshop Description:
​​​The workshop aims to​ ​help faculty and graduate students gather, organize, analyze, visualize and manage scholarly outputs and references using ​​research tools.  ​It is specifically designed to provide instruction on the use of reference management tools in their studies and research work.
​Workshop topics:
Accessing high-impact factor journals using SCOPUSManaging documents and reference usingMendeley, reference manager solution​Submitting research papers for originality checking u​sing Turnitin​Interested faculty members and graduate students are requested to kind…

IamInfoSMART 2015: RIA’s Research Help Desk

As part of the IamInfoSMART 2015 campaign of making every Lasallian information literate, the Libraries will hold a special session of the Face-to-Face withRIA (Roving Information Assistant) service called RIA’sResearchHelp Desk on 04 November 2015 (Wednesday), 9:00am- 4:00pm at the 6th floor Exhibit Area of The Learning Commons, Henry Sy Sr. Hall.
Similar to the concept of “book-a-librarian”, Face-to-Face withRIA is available for a 30 to 60-minute, one-on-one instruction on topics such as formulation of search strategies, subject database searching, evaluating sources of information, referencing, citation management tools, and Turnitin. However, the following will not be covered: (a) computer configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting; (b) provision of investment, legal, or medical advice; (c) tutoring or homework help; and, (d) job interview preparation.
Mechanics: All bona-fide students, faculty and staff may book a session beginning 28 October 2015, using this reservation facili…

Upcoming Event: IamInfoSMART 2015: Amazing Race (Year 3)

The IamInfoSMART Amazing Race is back for year 3!

As part of the IamInfoSMART campaign of making every Lasallian information literate, the Libraries will hold the IamInfoSMART Amazing Raceon 06 November 2015 (Friday), 1:00pm with the start line at the 6th floor Exhibit Area of The Learning Commons, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.
Based on the reality TV series, the contest will lead contestants to different sections of The Learning Commons, where they must perform various tasks in a race against other teams. This activity aims to teach students how to (1) determine the nature and extent of information needed; (2) find and locate the needed information effectively and efficiently; (3) evaluate information sources; and (4) use information ethically and legally.

Upcoming Event: IamInfoSMART 2015

Now on its​ ​third ​year, theLibrarieswill be running its Information Literacy (IL) campaign called IamInfoSMART with the theme, "​Done Searching, Now Sharing: Advancing Information Literacy Skills for the Responsible and Ethical Use of Information”, on 03​-07 November 201​5 at The Learning Commons. This activity is in line with the celebration of theLibraryand Information Services (LIS) month this November.
SMARTrefers to the ability to: Seek for the right information; Manage retrieved information effectively; Assess information critically; Refer information sources correctly; and Treat and apply information ethically. IamInfoSMART 201​5is a week-long fair of exhibitions, learning sessions and interactive games, which aims at honing the IL skills of students and raising awareness on the importance of IL in their pursuit for academic and research excellence.

Updates on IamInfoSMART 2015​ and other upcoming activities will be announced through theLibraries' Facebook page.
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5,500 titles of eBooks are now available!

The Libraries is pleased to announce to the academic community the availability of 5,500 titles of eBooks in various disciplines and from several databases. 
Full text contents of the eBooks can be accessed and downloaded 24/7 on- or off-campus (MyLibrary login is required) and may be searched individually using the online catalogs available in the Libraries' homepage.
To learn how to access these eBooks, please refer to the following guides: 

Mode of Instruction Mode of Access Web-based instructions How to search for an eBook using the Classic Catalog How to search for an eBook using the individual databases Online video tutorials Visit Online Tutorials via the Libraries’ website One-on-one instruction with RIA Accomplish this online request form
For further inquiries, patrons mayChat with LORA, send an email to, or contact Ms. Elizabeth B. Padilla, Readers’ Services Coordinator, at local 620.
In observance of the National Mental Health Week(Proclamation No. 452, s. 1994), theLibrariesproudly presents, Girl, ​I​nterruptedas Video Pick of the Week. ​The film was directed by James Mangold, starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie. It will run from October 12-17, 2015 at the TV corner, The Learning Commons, 6th floor, Henry Sy Sr. Hall.
“In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she had never seen before, 18-year old Susanna Kaysen was sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls. Kaysen's memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers”​(from source video).
Video Pick of the Week is an initiative to promote media literacy in the academic community. It also aims to promote the audiovisual collection of the Instructional Media Services (IMS) of theLibraries.

Understanding our Race and Ethnicity: The Human Library Focuses on the Filipino-Chinese

On its continued efforts to reduce discrimination and breaking stereotypes, the third session of the human library was successfully held last September 29, 2015 at the European Documentation Centre, The Learning Commons, 13/f Henry Sy Sr. Hall. The session’s theme is entitled “Negotiating Identities: The Filipino-Chinese Amongst Us.”  This activity is in partnership with the Chinese Corner and the De La Salle Alumni Association - CLA Chapter.
An inspirational message in Chinese language was delivered by Mr. Rodrigo Wong, Jr., DLSAA CLA Board Member, which was translated in English language by Mr. Dane So from ENGLICOM. In his message, Mr. Wong told that stories came from our memories and that memory is a good source of an oral history. He added that “the human library project wants to relive memories, to narrate experience [and] to tell untold stories.” In her opening remarks, Dr. Maria Caridad H. Tarroja, Director of the Social Development Research Center commended the Libraries for t…

Six Library Personnel Awardees at the 4th DLSU Service Awards

Six library personnel were recognized during the 4thDLSU Annual Institutional Service Awards on 18 September 2015 at the Teresa G. Yuchengco Auditorium, as they completed at least a decade of service to the University.The awardees were Catherine Cabonegro and Augusto Gallo, Jr.,15-year awardees; Willian Frias, 20-year awardee; and, Renato Abellera, Florbella Bongalos and Amelia Maula, 35-year awardees.
Catherine Cabonegro is currently assigned at the European Documentation Centre at the Learning Commons.  She first set her feet in the University in 1999 as a contractual staff. In 2000, she was given a permanent position as a clerk in the Technical Services section. Cathy, as her fellow Lasallians call her, believes working in DLSU developed her personality from being a shy little kitten to a person who is now confident in dealing with people and determined in getting good things done. She specifically thanks God for directing her to DLSU when she was looking for a second home to develo…